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Does anyone have any idea if/when Ubuntu is going to switch the default ruby install from 1.8 train to the 1.9 train?

I'm kind of hoping it's not going to be a python 2.7/3.0 thing, but I thought I might find someone "in the know".
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How to fix GRUB default booting Windows XP instead of Ubuntu?

I've been reading a lot the last 2 weeks, but never found a working solution for my dual boot system. Tried boot manager, this solves the automatic time setting. Tried editing grub cfg by hand, ...
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How are applications selected as defaults?

Whenever I install Ubuntu there are certain applications I automatically install, instead of using Ubuntu's default (VLC comes to mind). My question is about how some software is chosen over others ...
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How to find the default file format associations & applications menu

Where can I find the default file format associations menu? Ex. I would like to open all .doc files with Microsoft Word, instead of archive manager. This is a constant pain!
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What is the story behind the default times set in /etc/crontab?

To my understanding, this is the default configuration of /etc/crontab: # m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly 25 6 * * * ...
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add default route on boot [closed]

I'm trying to add a default route on my ppp0 connection, I want the default route points to that connection. I tried to add it in /etc/rc.local but I don't think that is the right place to do so. I ...
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In Unity, the folder containing a file selected in the dash is opened in Nautilus instead of opening the file with the corresponding application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion In 12.04, since yesterday the behavior of the dash in Unity has changed. Previously (and I ...
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Reset to Default Unity Login

I just installed Kubuntu alongside Ubuntu 12.04, and it changed my login screen. I liked the Ubuntu one and would like to set it back to the default. How can i do that?
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Setting windows 7 as start up OS during Boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? How to set Windows 7 as default for booting? I am using Dual boot in my laptop. And how do i later shift ...
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Sony e-reader opens Shotwell and displays content of /Media/Setting

When I connect my Sony PRS-T1 e-reader Ubuntu 12.04 opens the Removable Media's default photo app (Shotwell) and then displays the contents of one of the two drives: /Media/Setting. The other drive is ...
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Change Default Terminal Directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I start gnome-terminal at a particular directory? I'm not sure how I did it, but I apparently changed the default directory for terminal. Whenever I open it, ...
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What is default username & password for a persistent pendrive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Live CD asks for a username and password I am trying out Ubuntu 11.04 on a netbook. I created a live USB to boot from using this: ...
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How can I make the movement of files a real movement of files?

In the new ubuntu, when I move files in the GUI, they are copied by default. If you want to move them or make a link you need to press the Alt tab. This behavior is very strange, nobody is used to it, ...
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How to change default fonts in Xubuntu

How can i change the default font settings in xubuntu? All i can find is the overall font settings in the appearance menu, i want to be able to set things like my monospace font for the terminal? ...
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Can't change global default video player to VLC?

I have already set VLC for default video player but still vids, movies, etc. open in Banshee and I cannot find anyway to turn that off. So far I have to manually tell each vid to open with VLC and to ...
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What is the file name of the default background?

I was trying to change this picture, and forget the name of the background. Tried warty-final-ubuntu.png and warty-final-ubuntu.jpg but no use.
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.xprofile isn't enough

I've been trying to find a solution on how to change the screen resolution on the login screen and other users. .xprofile will only affect my account. I've been searching for a few months but I got ...
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How do you start-up in the login screen with Num Lock on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen? I use numbers in my password and would therefore like to start Ubuntu with Num-Lock enabled. This would also be ...
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How do I change the the boot default from Ubuntu to Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? 9 days ago I added Kubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) to Windows 7 on my computer. Since then I have spent ...
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Why is the server kernel not install on a server? (10.04.3)

I installed ubuntu-10.04.3-server-amd64.iso Why is the Desktop Kernel installed? ~# cat /etc/motd Linux dbxp015 2.6.32-33-generic #70-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jul 7 21:13:52 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux Ubuntu ...
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How do I make Gnome the default desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? Every time I restart my computer it auto-logs me into the Unity desktop, is there some way to make Gnome ...
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Unity links to USB drives do not open nautilus

Whenever I press my usb drives in the unity launcher, I get the folder opened with gitk instead of with nautilus. The same happens when I connect them to the computer. How do I fix this? This is ...
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Marlin as default file manager in Gnome 3.2 (Ubuntu 11.10)

Im marlin preferences I click on "Make my default file manager", but nothing changed. All apps like Chrome or Skype still open Nautilus like default. Thanx for any help.
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How do I restore default settings and configuration, but keep local data, installed apps, and PPAs?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and while messing around with different things and trying out some shells, I've managed to mess my system up. Specifically I really messed up my GNOME session and can't get it ...
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Does Ubuntu periodically clean empty directories under /var/run?

I've noticed that empty directories get deleted from /var/run/ on reboot. I'm wondering if that's something Ubuntu does or something that I have installed.
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How do I switch off “continuous” mode permanently in Evince?

this is an FAQ on the website for Evince but without any answer. I searched gconf but with no luck. Even on a per document basis, Evince won't remember this setting! I want it to be off. Any help on ...
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How to change the default wallpaper of a guest account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the guest session defaults I want to change the default wallpaper of my guest account, so I can instantly identify if my computer is logged into the ...
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How do I change the default Chinese font?

I've installed two Chinese fonts from the repos: UMing and UKai. I like better how UKai looks, but the default font picked by Ubuntu (when selecting a non-Chinese font) is UMing. For example, my ...
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Force a particular kernel for booting

At the moment I have a 3.1 kernel installed from elsewhere and the regular 3.0.12 (upgraded to 3.0.13 today) kernel from the repos. When booting up, GRUB will choose 3.1 by default. I want it to ...
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How to pre-configure (configure defaults for new users) KDE?

I'm trying to figure out how to configure KDE for new users. That is: setting up KDE and make these settings default for every user upon her first login. I know that there's /etc/skel but it's not ...
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What happens if I delete the default folders in my home folder?

What are the consequences of deleting any of these? e.g.: How will applications that expect them to be present behave? Where will the items on my desktop go?
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Application dash as default

When pressing the super button the dash opens. It will always open in the home format. On the bottom you can choose between different lenses, the second one being the application lens with filter ...
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How can I automatically mute the volume at every boot?

Sometimes I forget to enable mute before shutting down my laptop. Can I set it up to be muted by default every time Ubuntu boots, before the login screen is displayed? When I try DoR's suggestion ...
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change defaults [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? i want to create a custom distro. i want to change some default that they could be seen on my live disk: 1) change default icon pack to ...
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Where can I set the default terminal emulator? [duplicate]

GNOME Terminal shows up in several places: launchers which start terminal commands the Launch Terminal keyboard shortcut the menu items added by nautilus-open-terminal Does each of these ...
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When will GNOME Shell be the default interface?

In what Ubuntu release will gnomeshell become the default interface.
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How to change the default font used in Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? I downloaded a font and I want it to be used instead of the Ubuntu default font in files & folders names & the web ...
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How do I select the system fonts in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? Before 11.10 one could change the system default fonts in the Appearance settings changer, but now one can only change the ...
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Make a Wine installed Video Player Default Player

I have installed DivX Player (version 6.6) using Wine in my ubuntu 11.10. Is there any way to make it a default player to play certain video formats ? Thanks in advance.
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How do I set the default icon set and wallpaper for new users?

I would like to change the default icon set and wallpaper so when a new user is created they have them automatically.
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System not reaching login on GUI

Yesterday I finally got around to upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04 (I'm very forgetful about such things). I did an upgrade through the update manager, first to 10.10, then to 11.04. Unfortunately, I've ...
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Default file manager changed, can't change back [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chromium “Show in Folder” opens in text editor (Using ubuntu 11.04) I tried to open a torrent file in chrome, and it asked for my default application, so I ...
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Automatic startup of Ubuntu installed alongside windows?

This is not so much as a problem a problem as a question. I bought and emachines desktop about two years ago, pretty good I would say, and I installed Ubuntu 11.04 alongside recently. On startup of ...
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Why does /bin/sh point to /bin/dash and not /bin/bash?

As far as I understand bash is the default shell in Ubuntu, so why does /bin/sh point to /bin/dash?
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Default mount options on auto-mounted NTFS partitions (how to add `noexec` and `fmask=0111`?) [closed]

I use auto-mounting of external USB devices, and it works as expected, except that NTFS partitions are mounted with executability flag on. For example: /dev/sdb1 on /media/Elements type fuseblk ...
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Why isn't the configuration to make KDE apps look native default?

why isn't the configuration to make KDE apps look native present in the default setup ?
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When (in-place) upgrading to 11.04 are existing installs transferred to Unity?

Just wondering what the default is/will be for 10.10 users currently using the standard gnome-panel desktop, who decided to upgrade through Update Manager.
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How do I define another default ssh identity?

id_rsa is, normally a default identity. However, I've created a new key and I would like to add that key as a default identify instead. How can we do that? Thanks a lot in advance.
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Can I set a default “About Me” photo?

Is there a way to set a default "About Me" photo so that all users created in the future start off with the same user image on the login screen?
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Modernising settings, packages

The update manager (possibly combined with the janitor) does a reasonable job of bringing packages up to date with a new release, removing ones that are replaced by different projects etc. However, ...